Welcome to the Verne Collection
The Verne Collection of Japanese prints and paintings was established in 1953 when my parents lived in Japan for two years. In the beginning we specialized in ukiyo-e (floating world prints). The collection began to grow and included works from such well known and respected Japanese artists such as Utamaro, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada, Yoshitoshi and other important Japanese printmakers from the 18th and 19th century. With the help of contemporary Japanese print experts like Oliver Statler, Frances Blakemore, Yuji Abe and Norman Tolman, the coll... > Keep Reading
Master of the Mezzotint
Opening Reception: July 26, 2014
The Verne Collection invites you to the opening of Master Of The Mezzotint, July 26th from 6 to 9pm, a special exhibition of the works of Katsunori Hamanishi of Tokyo, Japan, at the Verne Gallery at 2207 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland OH 44106. The show continues through August 23rd.
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Hamanishi's prints have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum, Moma, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Smithsonian, and about twenty other museum.
An artist rarely gets a major museum show in their lifetime. In 2012, Katsunori Hamanishi had an exhibition at the Smithsonian and in October, 2013 he had a one man show at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Please come and meet Katsunori Hamanishi at the opening from 6 - 9 pm on July 26th. He will give a special mezzotint demonstration at the new Cleveland Institute of Art building located at 11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106 on Sunday July 27th at 2 pm. Parking is free.